Smallmouth bass here to stay after nearly decade old mystery

...longterm impact their presence will have on the native redeye bass, said Jean Leitner, a S.C. Department of Natural Resources biologist who has studied the hybridization of introduced fish species in the Savannah River basin."We still don't know how they...

Nearly 150 gopher tortoises released in Georgia to help restore threatened reptile population

...fall line, or the elevation change that runs across the state from Columbus to Augusta.John Jensen, DNR senior wildlife biologist, said conservation projects such as Friday's tortoise release can help keep the gopher tortoise from inclusion on the federal...

Georgia to have uniform, statewide deer season starting in the fall

...and its feeding habits disperse seeds and improve germination for plant communities.John Jensen, a senior DNR wildlife biologist, said restoration and compatible land management at Yuchi have improved the habitat at the 7,800-acre wildlife management...

Longtime biologist helped Georgia's programs grow

...retiring, the Georgia Wildlife Resources biologist looks forward to more of the same...almost anything else you'd expect a game biologist to do.And for the most part, it's...scoring sessions, according to wildlife biologist Mike Caudell. Although the program is...

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Biologist says `antis' wrong; no hunting won't help wildlife

...out of the woods," said veteran South Carolina wildlife biologist Robert Gooding. "We are seeing that occur today at places...starvation will weaken the animals' constitutions," the biologist said. Gooding said other wildlife species such as wild turkeys...

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Marine biologist explores ways to care for oceans

Marine biologist and ocean explorer Sylvia Earle has earned the nickname of "Her Deepness" - which is an apt gauge of her understanding of the...

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Biologist fishes for information

Despite her career as a fisheries biologist, Jean Leitner rarely casts a line herself. A recent exception, though, involved a trip to the Savannah River shoals above Augusta...

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Area anglers can thank biologist for hybrid hauls

Forty years ago, a South Carolina Wildlife and Marine Resources Department fisheries biologist became the first to successfully cross a white bass and striped bass - and fishermen have been enjoying the fruits, er, fish...

Georgia's Cumberland Island has much to offer visitors

...established a mission there in 1566."It's a very different kind of place," said Doug Hoffman, a National Park Service biologist at Cumberland Island National Seashore. "It offers the public a chance to not only see wildlife and enjoy natural resources...

The annual winter fish kill is underway at Thurmond Lake

...degrees and can suffer massive mortality if water temperatures reach the low 40s," said Army Corps of Engineers fisheries biologist Jamie Sykes. "Huge die-offs of threadfins within the lake itself have been documented in most states in the southeast...